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What can I do now?

Written by Matthew Webb Posted in General Advice

What can I do now?

Yes, applying for something to do for next September needs to be thought about now.  Next September may seem a long way off but colleges and training providers will be receiving applications for next year’s intake.  

Think about it, if you are a college you would not want to get hundreds and hundreds of applications just before the start of the new academic year in September.  No college, however brilliant they are, can interview a few thousand people in two or three weeks!  That’s why they have open days early in autumn and advertise their courses far and wide to encourage people to find out more and apply.  Look at your local college websites for their open days so you can get organised and go to see what they can offer you.

Starting to think about what you want to do now is a very good idea.  The local college near me has a really popular motor mechanics course that fills up very quickly and if an application is not with them before Christmas it could mean that there will not be a place in September 2015 for a ‘late’ applicant.

But do not worry,  you are reading this article and that means you can act and are going to do something about it -right?  If you feel stuck for things to do right now or you are struggling for ideas about what to do, then do get in touch with us here at TCHC.  Our youth team can talk to you about what is on and available in your area. 

We have training programmes that can help you to get back on track when thinking about employment, training or education.  Our My Future programmes are available across the East of England.  If you live in Cambridge we have our GAPS programme that can help you gain real work experience especially in retail.  Find out more under the programmes section of this website. 

Also, if you are 16 or 17 and not doing anything much at the moment, get in touch also, because you may be eligible for support from a Personal Adviser on our My Mentor programme.  Our helpful advisers will meet with you and discuss what you want to do next and will support you every step of the way on the pathway to getting there. 

 So, there really is no need to feel stuck as help is at hand and on offer to you.  

About the Author

Matthew Webb

Matthew Webb

Matt Webb is a Personal Adviser for TCHC. He qualified as a Careers Adviser in 2002 and been working with young people ever since in schools, colleges and out in the community.

Matt believes in the importance of enabling others to develop their skills and help them plan for the future in what is an increasingly complex and fast changing world. He enjoys helping people assess the skills, qualities and experience they have and how this relates to future courses and careers.

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